School programs

Council offers a number of programs for both primary school and high school students. These programs raise awareness of environmental issues and provide students with direct experience with the natural world and sustainability concepts. Field trips and bushwalks in local reserves are organised by Council staff, as well sustainability-related incursions and activities. These can be linked to units of work in the NSW school curriculum and aim for a fun, positive education experience for students.

Other school activities include:

  • Guided bushwalks and outdoor learning experiences
  • The Willoughby Wildlife Storybook with year 5’s
  • Propagation with locally-collected seeds
  • Native plantings and habitat creation
  • Environmental talks and activities
  • Water testing and bug surveys in local creeks
  • Involvement in Citizen Science student activities
  • Bush Christmas Pantomime for Kindy classes 

Willoughby City Council’s Wildlife Storybook Series

 Storybook 2023.jpg(PDF, 13MB)  Willoughby Wildlife Storybook 2022(PDF, 15MB)   
 Storybook 2021(PDF, 7MB)    Wildlife Storybook 2020(PDF, 8MB)  
 Willoughby Wildlife Storybook 2019(PDF, 5MB)    Willoughby Wildlife Storybook 2018(PDF, 7MB)  


Call Council staff to discuss ideas on how your school can incorporate the local environment and sustainability principles into both school life and curriculum.

For nature based topics, please call the Bushland Community Officer on 9777 7942 or send an email to

For topics related to Sustainability, please email